Mother’s Day made ‘real simple’ with iPhone apps

Apr 23, 2012
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What would we do without our moms? Mom changed our dirty diapers, made sure we got all our shots, helped us with our homework, paid for the first 18 years of our lives, and has generally been walking with us all the days of our lives. Reward her hard work and show her how well […]

What would we do without our moms? Mom changed our dirty diapers, made sure we got all our shots, helped us with our homework, paid for the first 18 years of our lives, and has generally been walking with us all the days of our lives. Reward her hard work and show her how well she raised you, by treating her like the queen she is this Mother’s Day. Here are some iPhone apps to help you plan mom’s big day.

Cards

Why not personalize your card for mom this Mother’s Day? And while you are at it, forgo the trip to the local greeting card store altogether. It’s perfect: you personalize your card with photos and text on your iPhone and the free Cards app takes care of the nitty-gritty of printing and mailing. You will never need a stamp again. The app also stores contact addresses so you can send cards for all occasions at a moment’s notice.

Real Simple Gift Guide

Need gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day? The staff over at this lady’s magazine wants to make it real simple for you, pun intended. The free Real Simple Gift Guide app for iPhone has 50 fun gift ideas and the best part: the majority of the gift ideas are less than $50. Whether your mom loves home design, sipping cocktails, or just blissing out in her own tub, you can find a fabulous gift idea in this app. Plus, you can purchase straight from the app and even round-up your purchase price to donate your change to the March of Dimes. It’s a win, win, for sure! There is even a link to order flowers if you want.

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ProFlowers

Speaking of which, what mom doesn’t love a fresh bouquet on her big day? Don’t disappoint mom, use the free ProFlowers app to order up her favorite flowers before Mother’s Day arrives. To be safe, schedule your delivery in advance or if you forget, this app even takes orders up until the day before. Flowers ship to pretty much anywhere in the U.S. You can even set reminders so you will never forget Mother’s Day flower deliveries again.

GialloZafferano: Italian Cooking Recipes

Is your mom a total Giada? And by that we mean a mom who likes to whip-up a mean Italian dish in the kitchen for the whole family. Surprise her this Mother’s Day with a homemade Italian meal of your own. The free GialloZafferano: Italian Cooking Recipes app for the iPhone is full of tasty and authentic dishes that are sure to please mom’s pasta-loving taste buds.

Hotel Tonight

You know what else moms’ love? Staying in a hotel with room service, maybe with a spa, and a maid to clean up after them. Take your Mother’s Day outing up a notch and put mom up in a hotel room for the night. The Hotel Tonight app offers super great deals in major cities for last-minute bookings. The app only offers a selection of hotels each night, but the deals are so great, you can let mom pick the hotel.

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